Meal delivery services have gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to having to go out to the grocery store and but individual items and ingredients. For some people, this is a great way to save time and money. As the market for these services has grown, companies have formed with the intention of providing customized meals to certain niches of shoppers. People who have a vegan diet now have a number of meal delivery options to choose from. Even when trying to find the right vegan meal delivery service, there are a number of factors to consider which differentiate each brand.
Purple Carrot is a service that provides a weekly delivery of plant-based food. They also have a number of menu options for those who want a something like a high protein diet or "chef's choice" that is inspired by gourmet dishes. They include free shipping and plans generally come out to about $12 per plate or $72 per week. There is also a great deal of flexibility where customers can choose to skip certain meals or cancel at any time. The price point and scheduling options make Purple Carrot one of the most economical choices for consistent vegan food deliveries.
Hungryroot is not necessarily a service for vegans only, but they include customization options that allow customers to only choose plant-based foods if they want to. Their process of creating meals is based around a short survey of a person's dietary needs. After receiving this basic information, they create meal kits based on the preferences given. Like Purple Carrot there are also convenient scheduling options where customers can have food delivered as frequently or infrequently as they want. Hungryroot also claims to use only natural ingredients with no artificial substances or extra sugars or preservatives added to the food. The starter set or good life box contains three and five meals and sell for $69 and $99 respectively, making this a bit more expensive than other services.
MamaSezz built their business around the idea that they send out only nutritious whole food, plant-based meals. They promise that all meals contain no meat, dairy, oils, or gluten and will be fresh and ready to eat upon arrival without cooking. Most of their bundles cost between $100 and $150 and contain enough food for one person to have dinner entrees for two weeks along with some snacks added in. At about $10-15 per meal the cost is similar to Purple Carrot. The entrees within the bundles are usually vegan versions of favorite dinners such as lasagna, stew, and chili.
When considering these services and others, the pricing and scheduling options seem to be fairly similar to keep them competitive with each other. People who are interested in trying a vegan meal delivery service would be best served by trying a couple of them for short periods of time and eventually sticking with one that works best based on their food preference, budget, and scheduling needs.